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Colorado Springs, situated on Monument and Fountain creeks in central Colorado, serves as the seat of El Paso County.

In 1859, the town of El Dorado was established on Fountain Creek by gold miners. The city was renamed after a mineral spring at nearby Manitou Springs, six miles west.

Today Colorado Springs, population of around 358,400, is home to major computer and electronic manufacturers as well as an important military center - Peterson, Falcon and Cheyenne Mountain air force bases, as well as Fort Carson, are located nearby.

The city is also a year-round tourist destination and health resort that attracts visitors from around the country. There are about 30 major cultural attractions within the city, including Pikes Peak/Pike National Forest, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, and the World Figure Skating Museum. Also of interest is the Old Colorado City Historic District between 24th and 27th streets.

Colorado Springs is part of the Colorado Springs, Colorado metro area.

Pikes Peak Arts Fest | Springs Spree |
Antique Shops and Shows Lost Era Antique Auctions |
Art Colorado Opera Festival | Herndon Fine Art | Garden of the Gods | NORAD | Pikes Peak | Seven Falls |
Colorado Counties El Paso County |
Highways, Byways, and Scenic Drives High Drive |
Education Century 21 Academy Real Estate School | Denver Paralegal Institute-Colorado Spri | Emery Aviation College | Jeanines Modeling and Talent Agency | National College-Colorado Springs | Penrose Hospital School of Medical Tech. | Wakepoint School of Energy Healing |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Cactus Rose Restaurant |
History El Pomar Carriage House Museum | World Figure Skating Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Antlers Doubletree Hotel | Broadmoor | Econo Lodge South | Frontier Motel | Old Stage Ranch |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Retreat at Cheyenne Mountain Apartments | Sun Meadow Villas |
Science Pikes Peak/Pike National Forest |
Shopping Bear Tooth Woods | Simpich Character Dolls |
Sports and Sporting Events Chapel Hills Ice Arena | Colorado Springs Bike Shop |
Vacation Rentals Cascade Park Apartments |
Wildlife Viewing Clearview Animal Hospital | Columbine Animal Clinic |
Wine Country Pikes Peak Vineyards & Winery |

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11/27 Coming to The area
Denver Greek Festival Denver CO June14-17 Traditional Greek dancing by the Hellenic Dance Academy of Denver and music by Etho Ellas. There is plenty of homemade food and pastries from throughout Greece to satisfy any appetite.
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival Breckenridge CO July13 This event offers brews, views and free live music and features unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Winter Park Alpine Artaffair Winter Park CO July20-21 Featuring Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, Jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood, Fiber and More.
Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone CO August3-4 Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys.
Lafayette Peach Festival Lafayette CO August17 500 fresh peach pies and individual servings of peach cobbler while supplies last, are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of the Main Stage near Lafayette Florist.
Great American Beer Festival Denver CO October10-12 Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition.